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Caitlin Cook

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Council to take a closer look at allowing mixed-use buildings in Nitro


Rich Hively with the Nitro Development Authority asked Nitro City Council on Tuesday night to consider adopting an ordinance that will allow people to live and work from the same place.

Mixed-use buildings are spr...

Dunbar talks 1 percent sales tax


In an effort to balance its budget moving forward, the city of Dunbar on Monday night joined a number of local communities discussing the imposition of a 1 percent sales tax.

“Coal severance [tax revenue] ...

Plans for Nitro Park modifications unveiled


Baker Engineering presented design plans to Nitro City Council Tuesday night for modifications to Nitro Park.

The estimated $4.5 million project would add lighting to all five baseball fields and include ba...

Demolition planned for problem structure in Nitro


Nitro City Council accepted a bid Tuesday night to bring down a plagued structure.

Council members accepted a $4,200 bid from Property Maintenance Inc. to complete a demolition and asbestos abatement at 1106 11th S...

Dunbar council acts to restore fire staffing levels


Dunbar City Council voted Monday night to restore its firefighting staffing levels to normal.

“[Being understaffed] puts a strain on our fire department,” said Dunbar Mayor Terry Greenlee.

Nitro council moves forward on sewage system project


Nitro City Council members voted Tuesday night to move forward with a sewage system project that will repair existing lines and add new ones to the city’s system.

“It’s lines we are constantly...

SBA-backed loans help local businesses


Tracy Wooten wanted to keep the family business open. Diana Barnette thought people deserved entertainment options near their community.

Both used loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration to make those th...